With so much good music being released all the time, it can be hard to determine what to listen to first. Every week, Pitchfork offers a run-down of significant new releases available on streaming services. This week’s batch includes new albums and EPs from the 1975, Moodymann, Nídia, India Jordan, Katie Von Schleicher, and Bill Nace. Subscribe to Pitchfork’s New Music Friday newsletter to get our recommendations in your inbox every week. (All releases featured here are independently selected by our editors. When you buy something through our affiliate links, however, Pitchfork earns an affiliate commission.)
It’s been almost a year since the 1975 released “The 1975,” the first song from their new album Notes on a Conditional Form. The Greta Thunberg–featuring song kicked off a slew of tracks from the record in the following months: “People,” “Frail State of Mind,” “Me & You Together Song” “The Birthday Party,” “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America,” “If You’re Too Shy (Let Me Know),” and “Guys.” NOACF follows the Manchester rock band’s 2018 LP A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.
Read Pitchfork’s Moodboard feature “The 1975’s Matty Healy on 9 Things That Inspired New Album Notes on a Conditional Form.”
Taken Away is Moodymann’s follow-up to last year’s Sinner. The Detroit artist recorded and produced most of his new album in his native city. Revisit “Moodymann’s Soulful Anthems Redefined Detroit Dance Music” on the Pitch.
Não Fales Nela Que A Mentes is Afro-Portuguese DJ/producer Nídia’s second LP for the Lisbon dance label Príncipe, following 2017’s Nídia é Má, Nídia é Fudida. Watch Nídia’s music video for “Capacidades.”
London-based producer and DJ India Jordan presents an exploration of their own gender identity with a kaleidoscopic array of dance-music textures on the six-song For You EP. Read Pitchfork’s Best New Track review of “For You.”
Consummation is the second full-length from Brooklyn’s Katie Von Schleicher, following 2017’s Shitty Hits. The album was influenced by Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, Rebecca Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Rachel Cusk’s Outline trilogy, and more. In her Pitchfork review of the album, Sophie Kemp writes that Von Schleicher “makes psych rock that belongs on empty, scorching interstates.”
Bill Nace: Both [Drag City]
Half of the noisy duo Body/Head alongside Kim Gordon, Bill Nace is an experimental improviser who’s also worked with Steve Gunn, Samara Lubelski, and Thurston Moore. Both is Nace’s first formal LP under his own name and it features eight improvised works that range in texture from compact, jagged pieces to more open-ended compositions.